Katsuji Sasaki

Chiaki Minoru

  • Name: Chiaki Minoru
  • Native name: 千秋 実
  • Also Known as: 佐々木勝治
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: April 28, 1917
  • Died: November 1, 1999
Chiaki Minoru was a Japanese actor who appeared in such films as Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai and The Hidden Fortress. In Seven Samurai, he was the good-natured samurai Heihachi, and he was the first of the samurai to be killed. In real life, he was the last of the seven actors to die.

Chiaki was honored with a Japanese Academy Prize - among other accolades - for his portrayal of a man with Alzheimer’s in Hana Ichi Monme (1985).

Chiaki is the son-in-law of actor Sasaki Takamaru, through whom it appears he was able to enter the acting business. He is the father of actor Sasaki Katsuhiko, who began playing in Toho’s science fiction and horror films in the 70s.

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Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
1984 Kino, Kanashibetsu de
Japanese Drama, 1984, 13 eps
Futakuchi Shinkichi (Support Role)
13
Futakuchi Shinkichi
Support Role
0.0
1980 Shishi no Jidai
Japanese Drama, 1980, 51 eps
Kariya Muneyuki (Support Role)
51
Kariya Muneyuki
Support Role
9.0
1967 Toboketa Yatsura
Japanese Drama, 1967, 26 eps
Kaneko Daizo (Main Role)
26
Kaneko Daizo
Main Role
0.0
1966 Sanbiki no Samurai 4
Japanese Drama, 1966, 26 eps
(Ep. 16) (Guest Role)
26
(Ep. 16)
Guest Role
0.0
1964 Mito Komon
Japanese Drama, 1964, 61 eps
(Ep. 4) (Guest Role)
61
(Ep. 4)
Guest Role
0.0
1964 Niji no Sekkei
Japanese Drama, 1964, 103 eps
(Unknown)
103
Unknown
0.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
1987 Don Matsugoro no Daiboken
Japanese Movie, 1987,
Amenomori Seikai (Main Role)
Main Role
10.0
1974 Karafuto 1945 Summer Hyosetsu no Mon
Japanese Movie, 1974,
Uenaka Kenji (Support Role)
Uenaka Kenji
Support Role
0.0
1967 Song of Love
Japanese Movie, 1967,
The Ship-master (Support Role)
The Ship-master
Support Role
6.7
1966 Lake of Tears
Japanese Movie, 1966,
Momose Kitayu (Support Role)
Momose Kitayu
Support Role
0.0
1965 Hiyameshi to Osan to Chan
Japanese Movie, 1965,
{Hiyameshi Monogatari} (Support Role)
{Hiyameshi Monogatari}
Support Role
0.0
1965 Taking the Castle
Japanese Movie, 1965,
Tawara Sanai (Support Role)
Tawara Sanai
Support Role
1.0
1963 Brave Records of the Sanada Clan
Japanese Movie, 1963,
Yukimura Sanada (Support Role)
Yukimura Sanada
Support Role
4.0
1963 High and Low
Japanese Movie, 1963,
[Reporter] (Bit part)
[Reporter]
Bit part
8.1
1963 Travels of Hibari and Chiemi 2: The Lovebird’s 1000 Ryo Umbrella
Japanese Movie, 1963,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1962 Chiisakobe
Japanese Movie, 1962,
Dairoku (Support Role)
Dairoku
Support Role
0.0
1962 The Rebel
Japanese Movie, 1962,
Tanaka Soho (Support Role)
Tanaka Soho
Support Role
6.5
1962 The Inheritance
Japanese Movie, 1962,
Fujii Junichi (Support Role)
Support Role
7.2
1962 Till Tomorrow Is
Japanese Movie, 1962,
Mankichi (Support Role)
Mankichi
Support Role
4.0
1962 Travels of Hibari and Chiemi
Japanese Movie, 1962,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1962 Love Under the Crucifix
Japanese Movie, 1962,
(Unknown)
Unknown
6.6
1961 Run, Genta, Run!
Japanese Movie, 1961,
[Sandwich man] (Support Role)
[Sandwich man]
Support Role
7.0
1961 Edokko Hanjoki
Japanese Movie, 1961,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1960 Count on Me
Japanese Movie, 1960,
(Support Role)
Support Role
2.0
1960 Samurai Vagabond
Japanese Movie, 1960,
(Support Role)
Support Role
5.0
1959 Anyakoro
Japanese Movie, 1959,
Nobuyuki Tokito (Support Role)
Nobuyuki Tokito
Support Role
6.0
1959 Chikamatsu's Love in Osaka
Japanese Movie, 1959,
Tanbaya Hachiemon (Support Role)
Tanbaya Hachiemon
Support Role
7.6
1959 Sengoku Gunto Den
Japanese Movie, 1959,
Jibu (Support Role)
Jibu
Support Role
6.0
1958 The Hidden Fortress
Japanese Movie, 1958,
Tahei (Main Role)
Main Role
7.9
1958 Anzukko
Japanese Movie, 1958,
Yoshida Saburo (Support Role)
Yoshida Saburo
Support Role
7.0
1958 Bridge for Only Two People
Japanese Movie, 1958,
Baigan Ishida (Support Role)
Baigan Ishida
Support Role
0.0
1957 Hadairo no Tsuki
Japanese Movie, 1957,
Ishikura Umekichi (Support Role)
Ishikura Umekichi
Support Role
0.0
1957 The Lower Depths
Japanese Movie, 1957,
Gozen [Ex-samurai] (Support Role)
Gozen [Ex-samurai]
Support Role
7.2
1957 Turtledove
Japanese Movie, 1957,
[Minister of Transport Engineer] (Support Role)
[Minister of Transport Engineer]
Support Role
0.0
1957 Sanjurokunin no Jokyaku
Japanese Movie, 1957,
Motohashi (Support Role)
Motohashi
Support Role
0.0
1957 Throne of Blood
Japanese Movie, 1957,
Miki Yoshiaki (Support Role)
Miki Yoshiaki
Support Role
7.9
1956 Modern Desire
Japanese Movie, 1956,
Mikami (Bit part)
Mikami
Bit part
6.0
1956 A Wife's Heart
Japanese Movie, 1956,
Tomita Zenichi (Support Role)
Tomita Zenichi
Support Role
6.9
1956 Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island
Japanese Movie, 1956,
Sendo Sasuke [Boatman] (Support Role)
Sendo Sasuke [Boatman]
Support Role
7.8
1955 I Live in Fear
Japanese Movie, 1955,
Nakajima Jiro (Support Role)
Nakajima Jiro
Support Role
7.4
1955 Godzilla Raids Again
Japanese Movie, 1955,
Kobayashi (Support Role)
Kobayashi
Support Role
6.5
1955 The Body-Guard
Japanese Movie, 1955,
Detective Ito (Support Role)
Detective Ito
Support Role
0.0
1954 Seven Samurai
Japanese Movie, 1954,
Heihachi Hayashida (Main Role)
Main Role
8.6
1952 Salaryman Fights 3 Generations
Japanese Movie, 1952,
Employee Shigematsu (Bit part)
Employee Shigematsu
Bit part
0.0
1952 Ikiru
Japanese Movie, 1952,
Noguchi (Main Role)
Noguchi
Main Role
8.2
1952 Beauty and the Thieves
Japanese Movie, 1952,
Takamaru (Support Role)
Takamaru
Support Role
0.0
1952 Moujutsukai no Shoujo
Japanese Movie, 1952,
Egawa Kosuke (Support Role)
Egawa Kosuke
Support Role
2.0
1952 Vendetta of Samurai
Japanese Movie, 1952,
Matagoro (Support Role)
Matagoro
Support Role
6.8
1951 The Idiot
Japanese Movie, 1951,
Mutsuo Kayama, the secretary (Support Role)
Mutsuo Kayama, the secretary
Support Role
7.6
1950 Rashomon
Japanese Movie, 1950,
[Travelling Buddhist priest] (Support Role)
[Travelling Buddhist priest]
Support Role
8.1
1950 Yama no kanata ni - Dai ni-bu: Sakana no seppun - Soshuhen
Japanese Movie, 1950,
Teacher (Support Role)
Teacher
Support Role
6.0
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Staff Pick of the Month - Favorite Movies Edition
Editorials - Oct 2, 2014

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Chiaki Minoru

Katsuji Sasaki
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  • First Name: Katsuji
  • Family Name: Sasaki
  • Native name: 千秋 実
  • Also Known as: 佐々木勝治
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: April 28, 1917
  • Died: November 1, 1999

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